Skip to comments.HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST
Posted on 12/04/2012 6:29:13 PM PST by neverdem
House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press.
Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, its unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. Its also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process.
In remarks to the Heritage Foundations Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp confirmed the existence of such a list.
Weve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didnt reach a particular scorecard of what was considered the right vote which by the way, in most cases, was not the conservative position then [they said] were going to have to remove you from the committee, Huelskamp said.
All that took place behind closed doors, which is again a problem with Washington, D.C. whether its the budget negotiations, whether its everything else, its usually done behind closed doors," he explained. "I think, as conservatives, this is where we can win: Weve got to be willing and able to talk about things in public instead of being afraid of actual public scrutiny.
Huelskamp later told Breitbart News he thinks House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy owe it to the American people to be transparent about this decision making process and that they should publicly release the list.
In the name of transparency and openness, they most certainly should release the criteria, Huelskamp said in...
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What can we do? Go “Bob Costas” on Boehner? I was frustrated already that Odumbo was re-elected and now this? I am furious!
Boehner is as much our enemy as Barry.
In the past only a scandal got you off a committee.
Not even voting with the Democrats gets you canned.
But being a conservative does. Wow.
If we can’t vote Bonehead out of leadership, scandal his corrupt a$$ out.
Time to expose Bonehead. He’s been in DC 20 years. He can’t be squeaky
Clean. Time to go nuke on Bonehead.
There’s no fing secret about it. If you aren’t a fascist you aren’t a Republican in Boehner’s mind.
conservatives no longer have any representation
He’s a fascist pig and he needs to go.
Read my tagline.
the very last thing this sick economy needs, the worst possible thing Congress could do.. is to raise taxes. We need major tax CUTS ...
Boehner should hopefully reflect upon why he’s Speaker of the House instead of Nancy Pelosi. All tax increases have to originate in the House, which means Boehner is in charge...
I just heard this a,m, that my rep was removed from the finance committee. I plan to give bonehead apiece of my mind.
What interests me the most is who made the list.
Where are those 3rd party registration forms?
He cries for the dims but gets mean and nasty with conservatives. What a worthless jerk.
This won’t be popular here on FR, but I’d be a little bit patient before I jump to conclusions. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/12/the-friends-of-ron-paul-congressional.html I know from experience here in Iowa, these Ron Paul people are a wierd bunch.
Who will ever vote for these a##holes again.
As long as Boehner is Speaker, a Republican majority in the House is worthless.
We need someone like Louie Gohmert.
Next to the second party ones. The Demopublicans are the first.
We have a one party system.
Scandal is corrupt a$$ out. It’s the only option left.
As I have been saying for the last 4 years, the republican leadership in BOTH houses and the RNC and RNCC are ALL socialists, New World Order big government socialists.
They are in league with the democrats, not in opposition. It continues to amaze me that so many still they they are going weak kneed or are spineless, the truth is they have betrayed conservatives all along in order to do the devils work, the One World Government, behold the beast.